A Year of Meatless Meals: January 2016
Smoky Hoppin' John
Start your year off the right way with a heaping bowl of smoky black-eyed peas.
Smoky Hoppin' John Recipe
Cracker-Thin Pizza with Super-Garlicky Tomato Sauce
To get the dough cracker thin, you have to abandon the rolling pin and tease the dough by hand. It takes some practice, but it's fun.
Cracker-Thin Pizza with Super-Garlicky Tomato Sauce Recipe
Spicy Veggie Hash
Cumin, cinnamon, and red pepper add warmth to this Peruvian-inspired sweet potato hash.
Spicy Veggie Hash Recipe
Millet Amaranth Buddha Bowls
Imagine a classic Asian-style rice bowl, but with a risotto-like blend of millet and amaranth as the base. At Vital Root in Denver, chef-owner Justin Cucci tops the grains with loads of vegetables and tofu, then drizzles on a silky tahini sauce.
Millet Amaranth Buddha Bowls Recipe
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust
Cheesy quiche partners beautifully with a bright, citrusy salad for a lighter brunch affair.
Spinach and Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust Recipe
Peppered White Bean, Kale, and Egg Stack
One egg adds 6g protein to this vegetarian plate; the yolk is also a creamy dressing.
Peppered White Bean, Kale, and Egg Stack Recipe
Golden Beet Soup with Toasted Grains
Toasted amaranth adds a nutty flavor that's truly delicious; sesame seeds make a good substitute.
Golden Beet Soup with Toasted Grains Recipe
Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup with Poached Eggs
Give hearty vegetable soup silky, creamy texture by topping with poached egg.
Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup with Poached Eggs Recipe
Winter Squash Stew with Cilantro-Avocado Salsa
Winter greens would also make a lovely addition to this hearty stew; simply toss a few handfuls in when the squash is almost tender, and stir until greens begin to wilt.
Winter Squash Stew with Cilantro-Avocado Salsa Recipe
Spinach and Mushroom Strata
This cheesy casserole is best served straight out of the oven, golden and bubbly.
Spinach and Mushroom Strata Recipe
Mexicali Meatless Tostadas
Mexicali Meatless Tostadas Recipe
Cauliflower Risotto Cakes
A healthy take on the classic Italian dish, Cauliflower Risotto Cakes are ultra creamy, silky, and a bit crunchy!
Cauliflower Risotto Cakes Recipe
Easy Meatless Manicotti
Roasted Kabocha Squash with Farro and Mustard Greens
We love when savory meets sweet! The roasted squash shines in this hearty winter salad with its bold color and sweet flavor.
Roasted Kabocha Squash with Farro and Mustard Greens Recipe
Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Tart with Olive Oil Crust
Butternut squash and Swiss Chard marry for a surpirisingly sweet, nutty tart.
Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Tart with Olive Oil Crust Recipe
Red Lentil-Rice Cakes with Simple Tomato Salsa
Red Lentil-Rice Cakes with Simple Tomato Salsa Recipe
Tofu and Edamame Noodle Bowl with Caramelized Coconut Broth
Grating jalapeño, ginger, and garlic allows them to infuse the coconut milk with bold flavor quickly, while caramelizing the mixture intensifies the savory-sweet appeal of this saucy noodle bowl.
Tofu and Edamame Noodle Bowl with Caramelized Coconut Broth Recipe
Cranberry-Goat Cheese White Bean and Kale Salad
Pack in the protein with white bean and kale to make a heart-healthy salad. Top it off with seasonal cranberries and crumbled goat cheese.
Cranberry-Goat Cheese White Bean and Kale Salad Recipe
Vegetarian Enchilada Pies
Vegetarian Enchilada Pies Recipe
Overnight Maple-Raisin Oatmeal
Steel-cut oats offer a nutty alternative to hot cereal made with rolled oats. If you prefer, substitute firm pears for apples or dried cranberries for the raisins.
Overnight Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Recipe
Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise
Pair a basic side salad with tasty Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise for a simple, flavorful meatless meal.
Spaghetti Squash Fritters with Sriracha Mayonnaise Recipe
With a touch of sweet spice, cream cheese richness, and tart apple crunch, these melty-sweet sandwich triangles are sure to earn grade-A ratings. Serve as an after-school snack for the kids, or treat yourself to a quick-fix dessert.
Cinnamon-Apple Panini Recipe
Sweet Onion Risotto with Sautéed Kale
Using short-grain brown rice instead of Arborio gives the risotto a pleasant heartiness and a dose of whole grains without losing the creamy goodness of the classic dish.
Sweet Onion Risotto with Sautéed Kale Recipe
Broccoli Steaks with Tofu Fries
Here's a fun meat-free twist on steak frites: lightly charred broccoli steaks with crunchy tofu sticks and Sriracha aioli for dunking.
Broccoli Steaks with Tofu Fries Recipe
Butternut Squash, Kale, and Black Bean Quesadillas
Mashing half of the beans provides creamy texture and helps to seal the quesadillas.
Butternut Squash, Kale, and Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe
Fontina and Mascarpone Baked Pasta
Serve a cheesy pasta bake that is ready to eat in just 45 minutes. The nutty flavor of fontina and creaminess of mascarpone create a delicious updated version of mac and cheese.
Fontina and Mascarpone Baked Pasta Recipe
Black Bean and Mushroom Sliders
Fiber-packed pinto beans are slightly sweeter than black beans but will also work well with the flavors in this burger.
Black Bean and Mushroom Sliders Recipe
Warm-Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
Earthy, fragrant spices like allspice, cloves, and cinnamon make wonderful accents for the natural sweetness of butternut squash. Make sure to simmer the squash until very tender--the softer it gets, the silkier the puree.
Warm-Spiced Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Mediterranean Garden Wraps
Here's a simple yet satisfying way to get more vegetables into your day. Feel free to experiment, changing up the vegetables you use based on what's in season, as well as the bread. Tortillas make good wraps, and the fillings are excellent in pita bread.
Mediterranean Garden Wraps Recipe
Use meaty mushrooms in place of the real thing for a deeply satisfying take on pasta night.
Mushroom Linguine Recipe
Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine
Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine Recipe